Bards have written of the cestus of Venus, that turned the heads of all the world in successive generations.
Venus has lent her her cestus, and shares with her the attendance of the Graces.
You should have encouraged flesh for that contest: you are far too thin for it—avoid the cestus.'
Tom has been a sailor—a coal heaver—and some other genteel profession, before he took to the cestus.
Her cestus or girdle holds all the magic of passion, and is borrowed even by Hera when she wishes to win her fickle lord.
cestus, ses′tus, n. the girdle of Venus, which had power to awaken love: an ancient boxing-glove loaded with lead or iron.
cestus (Ces′tus), the girdle of Venus, which excited irresistible affection.
This cestus was a fine parti-coloured girdle, which, as Homer tells us, had all the attractions of the sex wrought into it.
Controversy with boxing is the cestus, that is, the lead-loaded glove, like the pugilists in the Æneid.
She still wore the cestus of her ancient witchcraft; but the diadem of Juno was on her brow, and the aegis of Pallas in her hand.